Welcome back to my Vintage Style series everyone! This week I am making some changes to my dining room for summer and I have been looking at a lot of dining rooms online and in magazines to gather some inspiration. As I was browsing around on Pinterest I came across so many delightful dining rooms with the most amazing vintage dining room furniture and antique dining tables. Today I will be discussing the “Timeless Beauty of Antique Dining Tables” and sharing some gorgeous dining table inspiration with you.
Whether the overall style is traditional, French Country, farmhouse, cottage, rustic, colonial or modern minimalist, a beautiful antique dining table always takes center stage.
This 19th Century Directoire walnut dining table is absolutely stunning when paired with painted French Country chairs with lovely linen slip covered seats.
Traditional dining rooms with mahogany, oak or cherry antique dining tables are still as popular as ever due to their timeless beauty and elegance. These tables are versatile enough to use in casual or formal dining rooms.
Today’s homeowners are breaking all the old design rules and mixing decorative accents and furnishings from a variety of styles. Rustic antique dining tables can be paired with more formal chairs in chic French Country farmhouse dining rooms. Painted and distressed vintage chairs or slipcovered Parson’s chairs can be used in lieu of chairs that match the table as part of a dining room suite.
In this beautiful dining room, modern chairs flank an antique dining table with a traditional walnut finish. This beautiful room is filled with antiques and vintage finds, so the modern chairs are a nice contrast and keep the room from looking “stuffy ” or dated.
This gorgeous antique dining table has a definite “wow factor,” along with the unexpected addition of minimalist metal chairs in this chic and modern kitchen.
Here is another beautiful example of the unexpected mix of modern chairs with a traditional antique dining table.
Another stylish option is to add tempered glass to protect the top of your beloved antique table, or simply choose a gorgeous tempered glass dining table. You can stick with traditional clear glass, or go for more of a retro look by choosing among many creative options in design and colors.
Black and white tempered glass table tops are popular choices for dining spaces with more of a retro-vintage vibe.
Antique Farm Table Via Liz Marie Blog
Rustic metal industrial chairs are also a great choice for century old weathered and worn antique farm tables.
Shabby chic and romantic French Country decor enthusiasts can’t get enough of the beautiful details and patina on antique dining tables, especially those with chipping paint, cerused oak, and distressed finishes.
Smaller antique dining tables are often repurposed in other areas of the home. In this photo a beautiful 18th century Gustavian drop leaf antique dining table doubles as a console table. I have found several other beautiful ideas for using dining tables in other areas of the home, so I will sharing a post on that topic in the future.
I hope you have enjoyed exploring the timeless beauty of antique dining tables with me today! I love talking about antiques and furniture, so I will certainly be following up this post with more examples of antique dining room furniture and vintage style dining rooms. If you can’t wait for more gorgeous dining room ideas, you can also check out my Traditional Dining Room Inspiration post next.
Which style of antique dining table shared here today is your favorite? Do you have an antique or vintage dining table that you love? Let’s talk more about antique dining tables. I love hearing from you, dear readers!
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